Updating Our homes for 2019

Muted and vibrant colors, fringe & tassels

Fluffy fabrics, faux furs, boucles, cashmeres and wools that cover chairs, stools, ottomans and accessories. Soft fabrics give accent pieces a look of calmness and comfort.

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Botanical patterns and nature-inspired prints. Also tropical leaf motifs, digital florals with soft watercolor accents with a more abstract, and artistic look. It is a cool and fresh lively collection of patterns perfect for living rooms and high traffic rooms.

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Furniture such as end tables :

In geometric shapes: ovals, squares, rectangles and triangles, as well as hexagons and octagons shapes.

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curved furniture, from the Art Deco era, and from’ 70s. Pieces with soft corners, rounded edges.

Also Stay organized gives importance to furniture with more than one purpose. Looks & functionality.

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Arhaus bookcase
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Arhaus coffee table

It is a fact that rooms with bright light, both natural and artificial, can improve depression and anxiety. Surrounding our living space with objects we care and enjoy is an important part of making a home a place we enjoy to live in.

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Tips for cleaning

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We started our new year with decluttrring   and organizing, and in the process we learned a few good tips for cleaning.

Laundry

For those impossible stains from butter, salad dressing, cooking oil, use white chalk or corn starch on the spot. Let it absorb the oil and launder as usual.

Bathroom

Remove stubborn stains around the faucet with vinegar. Soak paper towel or cloth in vinegar and wrap it around the stained faucet. Let it stand for several hours and rinse. Or with a tooth brush use a paste of vinegar and baking soda around the faucet.

Smelly helmets

Place it in a large ziplock bag and leave it in the freezer.  The subzero temperature will kill the bacteria causing the smell.

Table linens with candle wax 

place them in the freezer, when the wax spot gets hard just scrape it off.

Musty smell

Leave a box of open baking soda in the linen closet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today we Celebrate small businesses

They are the backbone of our small communities & need our support to survive. Small Business Saturday was added to the Thanksgiving week calendar 9 years ago to bring millions of customers in busiest shopping weekend into the small and local businesses.

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Adding color, and designs with Washi tapes

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Washi tapes popular for scrapbooking projects, and DIY projects. Cover up just about anything to make it colorful and beautiful. You can even write on it.

Available in many designs and colors Washi tapes are fun to have on hand to add your own style to any project. Add borders to pictures, cover keyboards, turn a plain vase to a colorful accent piece. Infinite possibilities, to get creative.

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The Cover Less Notebook

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MD diary

The Midori ( MD ) notebook has no cover. “Covers make a notebook more difficult to open, or cause wobbling. To stop these things from interfering with your writing comfort, the MD Notebook has no cover.”

The MIDORI brand from Japan creates paper products, including letters, greeting cards, colored papers and stickers.

Midori designs makes the everyday use products unique, and timeless.

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Midori case ( pencils, pens..)
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Midori eraser shavings sweeper

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Smart 2018 Home Trends

These key words simplify this year’s home trends.

Multipurpose

Organic

Cozy

It starts with furniture and accent pieces that double as storage. Pieces that have design, and serve a purpose.

Stone, copper, concrete, granite, are natural materials that create an organic environment, and help bring a natural, peaceful, relaxing surroundings. And in fabrics, velvet with its soft texture is perfect in creating the cozy setting.

Lets not forget plants, naturally they are an important part of the organic movement in adding color, creating a cozy atmosphere.

Rich colors are the favorites of 2018.
Red, Pink, yellows, and greens.

Metal used for Hardware, and Trims, is Brass
Brass is a warm and easy to combine with many palettes, and a great alternative to the popular steel accents of  previous years.

In kids rooms

Bunk beds are taking the place of tepees. With storage and study area below and build into the structure.

Creating a place to relax
A resort, or spa interiors is the purpose of feeling safe, to relax, an environment suitable for meditating. Emphasizing on colors, rattan, warm materials like wood, natural fibers.

The final goal: Trust what you like
Surround yourself with things that bring you joy.

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